Amy from Mundelein, IL on 5/9/11
Laurie has been working with my son who has ADD on bringing up his ACT score. Not only did he bring his score up, but she has given him the confidence he needed to take the test but also gave him the tools to be successful. She is extremely patient, understanding and most of all she is encouraging. He enjoys working with her and looks forward to his sessions. She really knows her stuff when it comes to taking the ACT and she's very insightful. On a scale from 1 to 10, she's a 100!
"Very patient, flexible and "willing to teach" -- My daughter's comment."
Lauren from Vernon Hills, IL on 9/4/13
Laurie is a very good in explaining concepts of materials which my daughter is confused about. She is always ready to adjust her schedule when my daughter had a very short notice change. She has a good sense of finding the weakness of the student and spends a lot of time on it. With her tutoring, my daughter feels more confident on the ACT test and is willing to improve her scores.
"Thoughtful advice; individualized attention."
Wendy from Lake Forest, IL on 6/4/13
Laurie provided the information that my son needed to improve is organizational and study skills.
She also coached him on how to take meaningful notes as well as how to analyze test results and identify areas that he should focus on for finals. Laurie listens to the students before deciding how best to tutor them. She is thoughtful in her approach and helps them modify their study habits to become a successful students.
Kathleen from Deerfield, IL on 12/17/12
I am worried about giving her 5*****'s as she will get too busy! Truly helped my son on the ACT.
"Covers the material well."
Ann Marie from Grayslake, IL on 12/11/12
Excellent. My son felt she really helped him get ready for the test. He took the test December 8 and said, "I think I did well, I didn't know all the answers but it was good."
"My son loved her!"
Katie from Libertyville, IL on 4/24/12
My son shared that "she finally really taught me something!" (rather then doing the worksheet after worksheet with another agency with little to no instruction.). He is looking forward to seeing Laurie next week.
Cindy from Libertyville, IL on 3/17/12
Laurie is wonderful. Her patience and knowledge have encouraged a low self esteem student to soar. I appreciate her hard work and her ability to reach a student at his level.
Judi from Deerfield, IL on 12/14/11
Laurie worked beautifully with my daughter, providing her with test taking strategies for her first ACT. My daughter went into the test with new-found confidence and knowledge on how to take the test. Laurie analyzed my daughter's PLAN test results and was able to pinpoint the areas that needed tweaking. She was an invaluable resource to us and took away much of my daughter's anxiety as the test date approached.
"ACT tutoring - very impressive!"
Richard from Buffalo Grove, IL on 10/12/11
We've been very impressed with Laurie. Her knowledge on the topic is phenomenal. She is ALWAYS easily accessible and very helpful in all different topics such as ACT prep, college applications etc. My sons said that a few lessons with Laurie helped him more than numerous classes in school
"Excellent...Will use again!"
Mike from Vernon Hills, IL on 9/29/11
Laurie is awesome! She is a teacher whom will make you think. There was no pressure, and she seems to understand the community college environment.
"Very skilled and informative! "
Kimberly from Gurnee, IL on 8/15/11
Laurie R. was very helpful and informative. She taught my daughter many new strategies and techniques to help her improve on the ACT. Laurie was also easy to reach by phone and e-mail. It was easy to schedule meeting times with her. Overall, she was a fantastic tutor, and I would recommend her to anyone in search of academic help.
Kathleen from Glenview, IL on 7/15/11
Laurie is a professional, creative, caring tutor who works very hard for her students. She has a command of learning styles which allows her to work with anyone. Laurie is very open to best teaching practices. My son enjoyed working with her as she met him where he was at academically and gave him enough confidence to challenge himself to move forward. In addition, she went the extra mile, on her own time, to create interesting lessons and bring in effective learning materials. As a former teacher myself, I would highly recommend Laurie for any student.
Jamelyn from Libertyville, IL on 11/22/10
Laurie is a very dependable, excellent, knowledgeable individual. My daughter has been homebound with an illness and she has the patience of a saint. She has encouraged and brought out the best in my daughter. Laurie's versatile knowledge astounds me. She will continue to be my daughter's tutor until my daughter graduates from high school.